The Clockmaker’s Daughter by Kate Morton
I love a story told in two distinct timelines. In The Clockmaker’s Daughter, you have the current story of Elodie and the historical story of what happened at Birchwood Manor in 1862.
The Premise: Elodie finds an old satchel containing a portrait of a woman and a sketchbook. As she investigates the items, she is brought to Birchwood Manor. We learn of the events that transpired there in the summer of 1862…a murder and a disappearance, among other things!
A story of gentle creepiness (it may occasionally give you pause, but won’t keep you up at night), the Clockmaker’s Daughter is the perfect ghost story to read on a cool October evening.